Madina Lake’s Nathan Leone has issued an update on the condition of his brother Matthew Leone – who was badly beaten during a heroic act.
Matthew intervened in a domestic dispute, and as a result ended up being assaulted and left in the street.
“I just wanted to take a second to thank you all for your overwhelming love and support,” wrote Nathan.
“For those who don’t know, a few nights ago my twin brother and best friend Matthew was severely injured while trying to stop a man who was beating his wife on the street one block away from my apartment [in Chicago]. Matthew was all alone and managed to save the girl but got beaten pretty badly in the process,”
“The couple then left him laying unconscious in the middle of the street. Both have been subsequently arrested. Matthew is currently in the hospital recovering from brain surgery, a fractured skull, [his jaw is] broken in two places and [he has] a broken nose. The doctors have removed a part of his skull to allow for the swelling in his brain to subside and we’re currently waiting for leakage from a haematoma to stop.”
“After three days the prognosis is looking better,”
“I’ve been next to him throughout the entire process and as impossible as it is to see him go through it, I’ve seen a strength I didn’t know existed and I’m so proud of him. As of this morning [Thursday, July 1] he recognised me and is able to have minor conversation and move around. When something like this happens people are often inclined to despise humanity but in this case, the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, fans, neighbours, etc. has far overshadowed that notion and has proven to us that although there are certainly some evil people in the world, there are far more amazing people.”
“Thank you all again, we love and appreciate you more than you’ll know.”